Sunday, May 22, 2011

In Loving Memory

This is a group of my closest friends, confidants, partners in crime, and inspiration!  They are members of the yahoo group called "The Quilt Pocket".  We were having our biennial retreat, which we call a Jamboree, in London, Ontario last week.
The first one was held in 2007, and the following year, we lost one of our members to breast cancer.  Jenny was one of those people you meet once and instantly feel comfortable with- and welcomed by!  She was a talented quilter and a giving friend.
So at the second Jamboree, held in Seattle, Washington, we collected quilts made by our members and donated them to a cancer treatment center there. We wanted the love we all felt for Jenny to be a comfort to people still battling the disease that took her from us.  The project was such a success, we made it a part of the Jamboree again this year!
This is the atrium at "Merlin House" where we stayed, filled with the quilts we donated this year.  Don't they look lovely all laid out together?  We donated 25 quilts this time to a facility where people living with cancer stay while receiving their treatments.
This is my contribution.  It's a wonderful pattern from Kaffe Fassett's "Quilt Road" book.  I learned to machine quilt feathers for this one!  I didn't get a good enough picture of the feathers to share them, but enjoyed doing them, so I'm sure you'll be seeing them soon!

I am grateful for:
FABULOUS weather this weekend!
Unforgettable time with some really amazing women who have made a big difference in my life.
I missed that toad when I mowed around the front flower bed.
Thirty years with a good man.
Catching up on my sleep last night.

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